City Opens Food Sites Today Offering Bags of Food

    The City announced that it will be providing free food to residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through community food sites. 

    Beginning today, Monday, March 30, residents can pick up a box of food (one box per household) on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and noon at sites throughout the city. This effort is a partnership with the community-based sites, as well as Philabundance and Share Food Program. 

    Over the past week, the City has worked with partners to stand up a new food distribution warehouse, generously provided rent-free by Alliance HSP. The new warehouse greatly expands distribution capacity to City food hubs.  

    Deputy Mayor Cynthia Figueroa said, “Providing this service to Philadelphians is critical at a time when many so many people find themselves in a difficult situation. This partnership is another proud Philly moment, reflecting a committed, caring partnership that is dedicated to making sure our neighbors in every part of the City have access to food during these unprecedented times.”

    The following nearby sites open from 10 a.m. to noon today:

* Richard and Friends — 1916 E. Venango Street, 19134

* Mizpah SDA — 4355 Paul Street, 19124

* Keep the Faith Ministries — 1906 Harrison Street, 19124

* Iglesia Cristiana Avivamiento — 5500 Tabor Road, 19120

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